The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is preparing to mount its most ambitious project since opening its doors in 1986. Da Vinci - the Genius, opening on February 10, 2018, is the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created. The exhibition was produced by Grande Exhibitions of Australia and promises a bloc...

At the annual Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Virgin Galactic and the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, ASI) announced that they had signed a Letter of Intent under which ASI would secure a full suborbital flight on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. ASI’s spaceflight mission is planned to take place in 2019 at Spacep...

Lately, we can’t seem to get enough of Italy, or at least ristoranti italiani. And if a recent visit to a trattoria in the Railyard neighborhood reminded us of Rome’s out-of-the way Trastevere area, il Piatto on the sunny side of Marcy Street, to play the same game, might be the more central Campo de Fiori district.  Just a stroll up from the Plaza...

Holidays bring out the best in Bob and Kim Yacone. The couple owns and operates Forghedaboudit Authentic New York Italian Cuisine and are prepping to feed the homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day. “We will be serving turkey with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Kim. The dinner became an annual event based on last year’s at...

In order to facilitate access to the services rendered by the passport department to Italian citizens living great distances from Los Angeles, the Consulate General of Italy has organized passport renewal meetings in various locations. Passport renewal services will be available in Albuquerque on December 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at North D...

While it is not that little out-of-the way place you recall in Trastevere (what is?!), Andiamo! is pretty darn close.  Billed as a “neighborhood trattoria,” it is indeed in a neighborhood of former residences converted to commercial buildings and offices directly east of the Railyard and Santa Fe station on the Roadrunner line. Inside, through an o...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

In partnership with Italian Festivals of New Mexico, THE GUILD CINEMA presents SPETTACOLO: the story of Montichiello’s half-century old Teatro Povero (Folk Theater) tradition, beautifully told in a documentary that’s been called both poignant and breathtaking. Directors, Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen – Released Sept 6, 2017 – 91 mins – Italian with...

To celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month, Vincent Vaccaro will present “History of Lorenzo’s,” on at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.  The family-owned-and-operated business started at the apron strings of their Mama Gina. Vaccaro and his sister Mary Ostland, owners of Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, r...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles has organized the following meetings: 26 ottobre 2017 - San Pedro 1 novembre 2017 - Phoenix 6 dicembre 2017 - Albuquerque 9 november 2017 - Santa Barbara For further informat...